How much does a B12 shot cost (without insurance)? Well, that depends. Where are you from? Do you plan to self-inject, or will you have a private doctor do it for you? Are you looking for methylcobalamin, a native form of B12, or the synthetic form cyanocobalamin? Your vitamin B12 injections price will be determined by these questions.
So without further ado, let’s have a look at your options.
Vitamin B12 Injections Price Range
How much is a B12 injection? Before we discuss prices, you should know that there are multiple forms of B12 available as injections. The most common ones, the ones you’re likely to find outside of hospitals, are methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin.
Methylcobalamin is an active, native form of B12 with distinct nerve-repairing properties and superb absorption. Cyanocobalamin, on the other hand, is a synthetic, inactive, slightly-toxic form of vitamin B12. In short, not natural to mammals at all.
We cannot and will not recommend cyano B12 to anyone. Sure it’s cheap, but it comes with a large price. Your body must use a methylation reaction to cleave the cyanide molecule attached to it (that’s why it’s called cyanocobalamin), and only then can it convert to one of the active forms. This is a demanding process for your body.
Always get methylcobalamin if you can.
B12 Methylcobalamin Injection Price
How much is a B12 shot then? Let’s look at your options:
- Private doctor. Expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $250 in private clinics. Per shot. If you need daily or weekly injections, it can add up quickly.
- An infusion clinic. Some clinics will drip methyl B12 directly into your veins (IV, or intravenously), but each visit will cost you anywhere from $100 to $500.
- Buy online and self-inject. In the U.S, new regulations by the FDA and the Board of Pharmacies have made it incredibly hard to sell B12 shots online. A physician now has to issue a prescription, and be licensed in the state where the customer buys from. As a result, online companies have doctors now prescribing the shots over the phone. The price, last we checked, was ~$150 for a 10mg vial, or ~$250 for a 50mg vial. These prices include a consultation call, the prescription, and shipping.
In general, be very careful with online providers who look questionable. Some companies sell unlicensed B12, with no documents behind it. We even saw generic B12 made in China, bought from Alibaba.com and re-sold on different websites.
- Buy from us. Our readers suffer from Pernicious Anemia and need B12 shots for life. As you see, the prices above are far from affordable if you need the shots daily. This is why we partnered up with Oxford Biosciences and managed to come up with a sweet offer: $129 for a 40mg vial of pure, injectable methyl B12. Order here.
We are super excited about this, because with our vial your cost per injection ends up about $4. This is even less than your average cyanocobalamin injection price, which will be around $5 at local U.S. pharmacies. And you’re getting superior, pharmaceutical grade, pure methylcobalamin. That is unheard of.
Unless you self-inject, your overall B12 injection cost will add up quickly if you need the shots on a regular basis. You’ll end up paying thousands of dollars a month. Your best option, therefore, is to self-inject. With our 40mg B12 vial, you’ll get a whole month worth of shots for $129, with a single methycobal injection price being just $4.